Jack's Enclave - Supreme Court's Affordable Care Act Ruling
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I accept the courts decision. I do not like it, but I accept it."

Now my real issue with the Obama administration and the Affordable Care Act.

Passage of the Affordable Care Act and the administration's argument in front of the Supreme Court renforces my opinion that President Obama's primary governing tools are deceit and deception.

In a 2009 interview with George Stephonpoulos President Obama stated he absolutely rejected the notion that the individual mandate was a tax increase.

        STEPHANOPOULOS: But you reject that it's (the individual mandate) a tax increase?
        OBAMA: I absolutely reject that notion.

Yet his administration argued in front of the Supreme Court the individual mandate was a tax. The Courts decision was based on the fact the individual mandate was a tax and the Federal Government has the power to tax.

The five-justice majority argued that, while the fine imposed by the law for not buying health insurance would otherwise be unconstitutional, the fine is actually legal under Congress' authority to tax. Ergo, the fine is officially a "tax" in the eyes of the court. The law stands.

Now, after the Court's decision, the White House is back to insisting the individual mandate is not a tax.

"You can call it what you want," Carney told reporters en route to Colorado where the president was to view the battle against raging wildfires. "If you read the opinion, it is not a broad-based tax. (See above: "Ergo, the fine is officially a "tax" in the eyes of the court.)

Obamacare's individual mandate is not a tax, "it's a penalty," White House chief of staff Jack Lew told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday."

Honor, honesty and integrity have no meaning for this president, nor for the elected and appointed officials that support his administration.

Come November, for the first time in my life, I will vote a straight party ticket. Republican. Will a Republican administration be any better? I don't know. But hopefully I won't have my intelligence insulted on a seemingly daily basis. I know what I'll get with President Obama in office for another four years and I'd rather take my chances on an unknown. Perhaps we'll get an administration that will tell it like it is, man up and take responsibility if something goes south and begin to return this nation to its founding principles of self responsibility and limited government.

June, 2012